Building Bridges of Understanding
I hope you have had a chance to look over the beautiful Unity Weekend, Interfaith Community Service Brochure made possible by The Huckman Foundation. Unity Weekend kicks off on Friday evening, April 19 at Beth Emet Shabbat Services when we will welcome our partners from the 3 cooperating churches--Second Baptist, St. Nicks and Unitarian into our spiritual home.
Nancy Bashook has guided this venture along with members from Beth Emet and the three churches, reaching into the communities of Chicago, Deerfield, Evanston, and Skokie to find worthwhile projects that need helping hands. They have done a fabulous job, working together to make Unity Weekend, a meaningful experience. Now, I encourage you to choose a project and volunteer your time and energy and make a difference.
I have loved Rabbi London’s concept/theme for this year: Gesher Tzar Me'od, Building Bridges of Understanding, 2013/5773, because it includes every aspect of Social Justice. Unity Weekend is an important milestone that leads us to constructing those ties with our friends and neighbors both within and outside of our synagogue. “Unity Weekend gives you a stronger sense of our shared purpose, a greater understanding of the needs of our community, and maybe even a new friend.”
Beth Emet Chair of Social Justice Activities--Building Bridges of Understanding